Whether you are a new employee, a student, or an observer, the operating room is an exciting, challenging, and rewarding place to be. However, it can also be overwhelming, especially if you have no experience in this environment. To help students become more comfortable in the surgical setting, these educational materials will provide a tour of the surgical suite at Rochester General Hospital, help you identify members of the surgical team, learn the roles they play, serve as a guide for what to do in case of an emergency, and provide information about hospital policies and recommended practices. It also includes information regarding the practice of aseptic technique, how to behave in and around a sterile field, scrub, gown, glove, and suture. Once these basics have been discussed, an individual can effectively take advantage of all the educational opportunities the operating room has to offer and make the most of one’s time in surgery.

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